Definition of bombastic:
large, oratorical, high-flown, grandiose, expectant, fustian, fustian, pear-shaped, enceinte, puffy, ostentatious, overblown, words, great, turgid, plain, round, tumescent, overwrought, rotund, overblown, prominent, rhetorical, euphuistic, sonorous, declamatory, flatulent, with child, intumescent, erect, swollen, aureate, style, orotund, big, gravid, magniloquent, heavy, magnanimous, tumid, magniloquent, high-flown.
- boastful (part of speech: adjective)
- verbose (part of speech: adjective)
- wordy (part of speech: adjective)
- ornately spoken or written (part of speech: adjective)
- "How to Speak and Write Correctly", Joseph Devlin.
Bells rang their merriest peals, artillery thundered, beacons blazed, the splendid cathedral spire flamed nightly with three hundred burning cresaets, the city was strewn with flowers and decorated with triumphal arches, the Guilds of Rhetoric amazed the world with their gorgeous processions, glittering dresses and bombastic versification, the burghers all, from highest to humblest, were feasted and made merry, wine flowed in the streets and oxen were roasted whole, prizes on poles were climbed for, pigs were hunted blindfold, men and women raced in sacks, and in short, for nine days long there was one universal and spontaneous demonstration of hilarity in Antwerp and throughout the provinces.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
Their brilliant if bombastic rhetoric aroused enthusiasm for the drama as literature and poetry; and their reflective and aphoristic style encouraged an effort to elevate tragedy above its too familiar converse with comedy into the realm of austere philosophy.- "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.